The Registered Public Accountants' Association:
- designation was created in 1980 under the Alberta Society Act. Since then, the Registered Public Accountants' Association has promoted, organized and coordinated the educational activities of a diverse and growing group of professional accountants. The designation can be attained when certain educational and work experience requirements are met.
- promotes and furthers the profession of accounting in Alberta and across Canada.
- is a leader in lobbying government and industry to accept the Registered Public Accountants' Association standards as the minimum acceptable standard for the practice of accounting in Canada.
- educates industry, government and the general public. Members holding the designation of Registered Public Accountant are fully recognized professional accountants.
- brings together all qualified accountants to build bridges within the diverse sectors of the membership and foster a sense of association among those members.
- provides a continuing program of professional development for members of the association through seminars, workshops and an annual convention. Members are required to accumulate continuing education credits annually to remain abreast of changing legislation and advancing technologies.
- public practicing members are subject to a peer review on a periodic basis. This allows the Association to ensure that the standards set by the Association are being met.
- is an association dedicated to the improvement and advocacy of accounting in the public interest.
- members view the association as a vehicle that does good things for them, for the profession and for society.
The Registered Public Accountants' Association
is an association that belongs to you!